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Table 3 Ownership and utilization of LLIN by under-five children in six selected LGAs in Osun State, Nigeria, in April 2015

From: Caregivers’ knowledge and utilization of long-lasting insecticidal nets among under-five children in Osun State, Southwest, Nigeria

Characteristics Frequency Percentage (%)
Household ownership of LLIN (N = 1008)
 Yes 836 82.9
 No 172 17.1
Net claimed to be hanged (N = 836)
 Yes 686 82.1
 No 150 17.9
Net observed to be hanged (N = 686)
 Yes 416 60.6
 No 270 39.4
Child slept under LLIN the previous night (N = 1008)
 Yes 591 58.6
 No 417 41.4
Frequency of child sleeping under net at night (N = 836)
 Every night 344 41.2
 Once a week 119 14.2
 Twice a week 149 17.8
 Three times in a week 77 9.2
 Once in a while 84 10.1
 Never 63 7.5
Reasons known to caregivers why under five children does not sleep under the LLINa
 Excessive heat 402 96.4
 Reactions to chemical 315 75.5
 Unpleasant odour 172 41.3
 It is expensive 25 6.0
 No mosquito in the house 48 11.5
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